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12/27/2014

Sat 27

Many Thanks

Sherry Hester here! I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and you’re ready to ring in the New Year!

I thought it would be fun to do a non-holiday card using the An Apple a Day die.

Apples - Straight View

My card base is a standard A2 size cut from cream paper, on top of which I adhered a light green piece cut slightly smaller.  I cut the Massa Leaf Frame from a darker green card stock and adhered it to a piece of cream card stock measuring 4-5/8” x 3-1/2”, so that the leaves would extend beyond the edges.  I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto the leaves, and shaped them for dimension.   I cut the Nestled Bird from cream card stock and used Fired Brick Distress Ink to sponge and shade it, adding a small dot for its eye.  It’s amazing how that little dot brings the bird to life. 

I cut one set of apples from a peach colored card stock and another set from the same green card stock as the backdrop.  I then shaded the peach colored ones with Fired Brick, going darker on the right sides and fading it to the left. I sponged Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on the green apples in the same manner.  I used a white gel pen to add the curved lines to make them "shine".  I shaped the apples to give them a slightly rounded look, and then adhered the leaves to the stems of the apples and mounted them to the Massa Leaf frame as shown. 

Apples - Apples closeup

I tied a bow from lime green sheer ribbon, added a small apple to the center, and then adhered that to the corner as shown.

Apples - Many Thanks

Here's another view of the card.

Apples - Angled View

Hope you enjoy!  Happy celebrating and here’s to a wonderful 2015!

Sherry H Signature copy

Comments

Wow that is gorgeous, such lovely shading/coloring of the fruit and leaves!

This is a stunning card! The blending is amazing as is the design! Just beautiful!

Oh, this is lovely. The shading on the leaves, fruit and bird make it extra special. Well done.

Love your card!!! Soooo pretty!!!

Beautiful!! A refreshing card after seeing so many holiday cards! The Apple A Day die is a must have! TFS!

Fantastic card. Love those apples.

Gorgeous work Sherry, I, too, love how you coloured the apples!

Wowsers. This is a showstopper! I love this gorgeous card...beautiful work Sherry!

Sherry, that card is beautiful!

Sherry, this is such a sweet idea! I love the apples! It feels like we're all ready or spring!

Sherry, this is so beautiful!! I love the soft colours!

Super fab, sweet and pretty!!!! Love it!!! Happy New Year amiga!!!

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